Tammy Tutterow Designs Baby Boy Shortie Tag Album
Hello, Friends! Sometimes when an idea comes into your head, you have to drop everything and create. I woke up with the design for this Baby Boy Shortie Tag Album in my head, then spent a few delightful hours in my studio bringing it to life. What fun!
Snips, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails Baby Boy Shortie Tag Album
All together now….”awwwwwww!” This is one of those projects I wish you could hold in your hands because it is so stinkin’ tiny and cute, cute, cute! I used Tammy Tutterow’s amazing Shortie Tag Album Die with Kaisercraft Peek-a-Boo boy papers to put this together. (You’ll find product links and a supply list below the post.)
Making this shortie tag album is loads of fun. I simply die cut 3 tags from white cardstock. The Shortie Tag Album Die comes with 6 decorative edge dies, so I ran each tag through my Spellbinder Platinum machine a second time to add the fancy edge. Each tag is about 3″ wide by about 4.5″ tall. The finished album is the perfect size for a brag book.
I used Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks to color the edges of my tags, then spritzed with water. Next I lightly sponged each edge with Vintage Photo Ink to create a border effect. While I was at it, I cut the designer papers to measure 2 7/8″ x 3 1/2″ and inked all those edges as well. The shortie tag album comes with a handy little reinforcement tab die that I added to each die cut tag.
That cutie pie little boy image is mounted to a wool felt flower that I die cut with Tammy’s Floweret Posies Die. I sponged the edges lightly with Tumbled Glass ink to add a sweet textural element to the cover.
A Light Bulb Moment!
One of the things I love about working with Tammy’s dies is their versatility. As I was laying out all the components for this little brag book, a light bulb went off in my brain. I realized I could use the book pages from Tammy’s Mini Tag Book die to create itty bitty folios throughout the tag album. Eureka! I love when that happens. See that little white clothespin? It’s holding the folio on the cover shut.
A Peek Inside
How fun is this? An interactive front cover that opens to hold itty bitty (2.75″ square) photos of baby. It’s a little hard to see in the photo, but if you look at that blue flower shaped button on the right, you’ll see that it is stitched to a little felt tab that I die cut with Tammy’s Shortie Tabs dies. I love the soft texture this adds to a baby project.
The tags are joined together with a ribbon wrapped O ring and the album flips open top to bottom. I was careful to glue just the bottom edge of the ephemera so that photos could be inserted behind. The bottom page holds another mini folio. I just love how tiny everything is!
Sweet Baby Boy Companion Card
Because I already had everything out on my desk, and because I was having such fun playing, I went ahead and made a companion card for the Baby Boy Shortie Tag Album. I have to confess. that white wool felt flower just makes my heart happy. It’s made with the same Floweret Posies Die that I mounted the album focal image on. Each pass through the die cutting machine gives you 3 graduated flower layers. I stitched them together here and then added a baby blue button. To me, this soft layered flower makes the whole design pop.
Oh, I do so love sweet little baby boy projects! I hope I shared some useful ideas for these fabulous dies that you can use in your own creative time.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Tammy Tutterow Dies by Spellbinders
- Novelty Buttons are either Jesse James or Dress it Up
- Buttons from my stash